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Do You Like Your Construction Defects Attorney?

By Burg Simpson
October 7, 2019
2 min read

Generally, most of us prefer to work with business partners that we “like.”  Sometimes that isn’t always possible but if given a choice of 2 attorneys to work with and both are competent, charge the same fees, have the same experience, etc., wouldn’t you choose the one you “like?”  But, what does “like” really mean?  The Construction Defect attorneys at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine, P.C. believe that your attorney should:

  1. Make you feel like they care about you and your community – you shouldn’t feel brushed aside or like you are bothering your law firm when you ask questions;
  2. Be sensitive to your issues – your attorney should understand and appreciate the dynamics between owners, residents, managers and board members and be able to navigate the impact of legal action on everyone involved;
  3. Be genuine – if your gut tells you it is all a “put-on” or “just sales talk” – it probably is;
  4. Understand what is important to your board and your association – while attorneys are known for talking it is important they ask a lot of questions and listen to what is important to you and what you want to accomplish;
  5. Be open and warm – Knowing your name is a good start!
  6. Be consistent – this means living up to what they say; you need to be able to trust your attorney.

There can be many other intangibles that go into “liking” someone but these principles form the core of how we interact with our community association clients. If you’d like to talk to one of us about a construction defect issue or a dispute over an association insurance claim feel free to give us a call or email

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